British Superbike

Richard Cooper leaves Anvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki

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The Anvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki team have confirmed that Richard Cooper has split from the team following a mutual agreement between the two parties.

The news will come as surprise to many due to the successful season both Cooper and the team are having in 2015. Cooper achieved a double-podium finish at Brands Hatch and showed throughout the weekend that he could compete with the top riders in the championship.

The 32-year-old currently sits eighth in the championship, 36-points behind the Showdown places. With James Ellison, Stuart Easton and Jason O’Halloran all suffering from injures there is still a good chance of Cooper finishing within the Showdown positions.

In the statement, team boss Rob Winfield admitted that both parties felt it was time to go their separate ways.

Winfield said: “We’d firstly like to take this time to thank Richard for all his hard work this season and in the past. He’s a model professional and works hard in everything that he does, and has given us some lasting memories. But we both feel its time to part ways. TAG Racing as a whole wishes Richard all the best in the future.”

It is not currently known if Cooper has any other potential rides lined-up, nor if the Anvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki team have a replacement ready to take his place.

The next race in the MCE British Superbike Championship takes place in Lincolnshire at Cadwell Park, with the action getting underway on Friday 21 August.


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Josh is a Sports Journalism graduate and has been a member of the TCF team since 2015. Between 2015 and 2018, Josh focused primarily on British Superbikes and Road Racing events such as the Isle of Man TT. At the beginning of the 2019 season he became the MotoGP Reporter.
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